I'm back! ... I think. <nostalgia> It's been a while. Feels like hundred years ago when my first assistant buggered HoP every shift with an official-looking NT paperwork stating that after their studies they have to do a rotation in every department on Exodus. The paperwork I spent 3 days in real life making, because it was terrifying after a week of observing to actually jump into the game for the first time. You know, this is HRP. I took it very seriously, needed a proper start. Had to be perfect. And it was. Few months later my cargo tech knew all the shortcuts around the station, my paramedic could bring patients back from near-death situations, my detective had barely 70% mortality rate, I even had enough confidence to finally try command positions myself. And then Torch happened. </nostalgia> I doubt anyone still remembers me or my characters from Exodus-era 2016, and all the work I've done on the wiki is probably overwritten or thrown out by now. Don't even recognize most of the people on forum these days, the staff also seem to be completely new, even the Torch map seems different than what I remember. But dammit it's still Bay, so it must be good, surely. I stopped playing mostly because I didn't understand the new military ranks that won't even let you into the game before you choose the right combination. And didn't want to learn. I was upset and wanted my simple corporate world back. The world I knew, where everything was easy and made sense. But it's been over two years now and I miss my spessmen, so I'm thinking of giving it another shot. I guess my question is - what really changed? There's only so much I can piece together from looking at the huge complicated Torch map and reading the wiki pages. Do I understand right you can play on Torch now without being military, having a rank and saluting? I even saw some motion that the military focus would be lowered, did that ever happen? Any chance for someone with Exodus perspective to give me a summary about the main changes? Perhaps some starting tips for someone who wants to play in a setting/roles similar to what we had on Exodus? If a similar thread already exists, I'd be happy for a link as well, thanks! And if you remember me - heya! Damn, it's been long.